New in Theaters August 30: Lawless and The Possession
By Chris Kavan - 08/30/12 at 06:32 PM CT
Well, last week wasn't a banner week for Hollywood. In fact, other than a conservative documentary making waves, almost everything was a complete disaster, including all three of the new releases, none of which could crack the top five (and one didn't even hit the top 10). Hopefully this Labor Day weekend will bring some better news - there is another horror film that looks to do much better than last week's Apparition and an all-star cast leads a Depression-era, boot-legging action/drama.
real event involving an actual object (this original story itself has been questioned), I'm sure The Possession will make things much more horrific and outlandish than anything that could have possibly happened to regular old folks. This is one of those movies I would skim Netflix for and watch on a whim, but I can't see myself actually sitting down in a theater to enjoy this. Maybe if it was closer to Halloween... anyway, if audiences are still hungry for a decent horror film, this could still manage a decent debut. Surely it helps that Sam Raimi helped produce this, it give me somewhat of a hope anyway.
So, anyone whose going to take it easy and stay at home this weekend at least has a couple of options. I have no doubt Lawless will take the top spot, but whether it will open to stellar or middling results remains to be seen - I'll be back Monday (due to the holiday) with your results.